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Wat Tyler Country Park

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Address: Wat Tyler Country Park Pitsea Hall Lane, Basildon SS16 4UH, England
Phone Number: +44 1268 550088
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125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with...

125 acres in size and declared an SSSI due to the wildlife present with Hawthorn scrub, meadow and saltmarsh habitats. Attractions include a miniature railway, sculpture trail, visitor centre, refreshment facilities, birdwatching hides and an adventure playground for the children.

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Nice walk

Very impressive area for a nice walk anytime. The views are stunning and the river is nearby. Nice shops and if you have kids the play area is second to none.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Barry H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very impressive area for a nice walk anytime. The views are stunning and the river is nearby. Nice shops and if you have kids the play area is second to none.

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Thank Barry H
Essex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Living nearby we regularly take strolls around here - into the park with the children or for walks through the countryside.

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Thank Crystal E
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my two year old here few times she loved the space there and all the swings slides she loved it and the restraint is clean and cheap toilets clean and s littke gift shop plenty parking 👍🏻

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Thank Carly S
Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This park is great for children (3 different adventure playgrounds for various ages), there is a restaurant/cafe which serves a variety of food and drinks. There is a shop which sells different memorabilia. Dogs can have long walks through miles and miles of green space and there is a small boatyard and boats moored waiting for the tide to turn.... More 

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Thank Patricia19472014
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Took a group of people with learning disabiltys to the spooky children event .the people who could walk enjoyed it .but unfoutunatly it is not wheelchair friendly you don't allow wheelchair to go round one very disappointed person .this is not on the advert.

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Basildon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic day at Wat Tyler Country Park, great facilities including large play area, coffee shop and lots of open spaces. Lots of information about the wildlife in the area. We went for Spooky Fest which was three very scary mazes (kids loved it) stayed and had a picnic and long walk around the Park.

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Thank jaylisa1981
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Good day out and ideal for children to burn off energy huge childrens park plenty of fields to run around and play in some small shops located here hoby craft type of shops cafe is good with inside and outside seating and prices are acceptable also ideal to take pets and plenty of places to alow pets to have a... More 

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Thank Kelly P
Stanford-Le-Hope, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Great for young and old. Excellent cafe, very clean facilities. Great knowledge through out the reserve. Outdoor climbing and activities. Bird watching, train ride, shop.

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Thank Prawn C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

This park is more than just a park. It has cafes, little boutique shops and arts & crafts area. There is a large playing area for children, a wooded area, a miniature train that goes around and an area with boats moored up! Plus.. Come Halloween time of year, they hold spook fest evenings.. Which it's truly terrifying. (personally too... More 

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Thank Hannah B
Basildon, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We have so much fun here..lots of walking and things to do and see..lovely park area..vistor centre with cafe and toilets..lots of activities to do during school hols..

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